The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1907

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p.1 Steamers Collided - Detroit, May 6th - Steamers have been having considerable trouble again with the ice in Whitefish Bay. Ice jammed in the Soo canal also has made locking very slow. The steamers Winnipeg and Empire City collided while trying to pass each other in the ice off Point Iroquois. The Empire City suffered some damage to the forward bulwarks and plates, but not seriously. The Winnipeg was only slightly damaged.

Big Crafts - Detroit, May 6th - season outlook is very bright; four years ago the first ten thousand ton steamer was an experiment; now practically all contracts are for steamers of this size or bigger.

p.2 Met With An Accident - John Kehoe, a shoveller, received slight injuries on Saturday afternoon while engaged in unloading coal on the barge John Gaskin, at the M.T. Co.'s slip. One of the mast heads was broken, and a bucket of coal grazed his shoulder.....


The steamer Clara (sic) has arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth's.

The steamer D.D. Calvin goes on the dry dock on Wednesday.

The steambarge City of New York left the drydock this morning.

The steambarge Iowa has arrived from Erie, with coal for the Locomotive Works.

The schooner Tradewind has arrived at Gananoque from Oswego with coal for Robinson's.

The steamer Westport has arrived in Kingston with a cargo of slabs for local dealers.

The steamer J.H. Plummer, from Fort William with a cargo of grain, loads rope for Fort William at Swift's.

The steamer Kenirving passed through Kingston, Sunday, on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal.

The steamer Randall has arrived at Richardsons' with corn, from Washburn, and will clear today with corn for Washburn (sic).

The tug Frontenac clears tonight for Quebec with the second of the Calvin company's raft of timber, bound for Europe.

The steamer Ford River was unloaded of its cargo of corn at Richardsons' elevator at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday morning, and cleared for Chicago.

The schooner Ford River has arrived from Chicago, with 18,000 bushels of corn, for Richardsons'. Captain Chauncey Daryaw, of Kingston, reports a very rough voyage.

Swift's: steamer Belleville down today; the steamer Rideau King arrived yesterday and cleared today for Ottawa; the steamer Aletha down and up today.

A Port Colborne despatch says traffic was resumed through the Welland canal, at 11:30 o'clock this morning. The damage caused by the tug Schneck (sic - Schoenck ?), bound from the Soo to Kingston, in colliding with the Michigan Central bridge, near Welland, has been repaired. A large fleet of boats both down and up bound had been delayed by the accident.

p.8 Freight Very Heavy - on steamer Alexandria for Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1907